Tata Blackbird: Tata Motors hopes to replicate the success it has had with the Punch and Nexon when it releases a new SUV to compete with the Hyundai Creta. Tata will join the likes of the Kia Seltos, MG Astor, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, and others in the C-segment SUV market with a new model. Blackbird seems to be a resonating name in the automotive industry, and we’ll be addressing that here today. Discuss the legendary “upcoming Tata Blackbird” today.
Launch and Pricing
Be aware that the Curvv would be the first to market with a battery system. When fully charged, this electric vehicle system should travel up to 400 kilometres. This all-electric drivetrain from Tata is expected to be released by the company sometime in late 2023 or early 2024. In addition, the ICE choices may become available six to eight months after the Curvv EV is on sale. The addition of compressed natural gas (CNG) as a fuel option has also been reported. How about cost? Costs are estimated to be between 12 and 22 million rupees (USD 35,000 and $60,000).
Upcoming Tata Blackbird – Plan cancelled!
As we look at India’s C-segment market, we observe that there are promising vehicles with a wide range of amenities. Tata must, then, offer a product or service of comparable potential if it is to compete in this market. The Blackbird was responsible for fulfilling this obligation. To compete with the Creta, Tata planned to team up with a Chinese firm called “Cherry.” Unfortunately, due to rising geopolitical tensions between India and China, the two countries have decided to end their relationship and scrap project “Blackbird.”
What is Tata’s plan?
The excitement to bring a CUV remained unchanged. Blackbird’s eradication was like falling backwards, but Tata was determined to get a C-SUV to the party by any means necessary. Tata revisited Nexon’s X1 platform and modified it to better suit the requirements of this market. The end result was a brand new crossover SUV with a coupe body style and all the latest conveniences. Recently introduced this year, this SUV goes by the name Curvv. This new vehicle, which is based on the improved X1 platform, is expected to set a new standard for the domestic automaker.
Tata Blackbird – Upcoming successor
Therefore, even if the Blackbird was never exposed to daylight, its impending replacement is likely to go all out. It’s safe to assume that this new SUV from Tata will have all the standard SUV features, as the automaker has stated that the actual model would be quite close to the concept. At 97% accuracy, this is likely to be one of the most faithfully reproduced models ever of a concept car.
Tata Curvv – What else to expect?
A coupe SUV version of the Tata Curvv is in the works. Since the roofline would be sloping, the amount of headroom in the back might decrease. If we move on to the list of features, however, this must be on par with the competition. Ventilated seats, a computerised instrument cluster, a 360-degree camera, and more are all features that are likely to be included.
When discussing the engine, it is worth noting that Tata offers an improved version of the 1.2-liter turbo petrol. It is anticipated that the output of this improved model will rise to 140 hp. As an added bonus, a 1.5-liter turbo petrol is now in development and will likely make its debut with the refreshed Harrier and Safari. This motor has the potential to be a potent alternative, with output reaching 160 horsepower. The Nexon offers a diesel option in the form of a 1.5-liter engine.